We only need two things to have great education: students and teachers. More money, alone, is not the answer.
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May 01, 2015
April 29, 2015
We don't have a vision for K-12 (or P-16) education in this country. Having one won't solve our problems, but it's a necessary precondition.
April 28, 2015
Education must protect and prepare everyone—and we must keep costs under control. This is where the ghost of Ronald Reagan should inform our education policy.
April 27, 2015
Tina Fey's four rules for improv comedy also apply to teaching. Teachers should follow Fey's rules to get a seat at the table and a voice in the conversation.
April 24, 2015
Yesterday I observed English classes at Newark's North Star Academy College Preparatory High School. From an instructional perspective, it was breathtaking.
April 22, 2015
Teachers deserve to choose their school based on its vision and to know that others have chosen intentionally as well. This creates fidelity, which is key to schools' success.
April 20, 2015
Teachers are full of entrepreneurial, problem solving talent. This is the most important link between Teach Like a Champion 2.0 and The Cage-Busting Teacher.
April 16, 2015
We have so much data in education, but just because it's collected does not mean that it is particularly valuable or even usable.
April 15, 2015
The term "non-cognitive" factors manages to be simultaneously vacuous and misleading. This has real consequences for education and should be remedied.
April 14, 2015
During my time in Baltimore, the Baltimore City Public School System developed toward what I believe is the future of professional development for teachers in the United States.